Former WWE writer Kevin Marshall on State of Wrestling, MMA industry

Oct 1, 2014 - by Steve Gerweck

From Fred Richani:

Time Codes:

01:25 Working in WWE
03:30 Joining WWE Creative
05:33 How hands-on is Vince McMahon?
07:27 Meeting Vince McMahon: Intimidated?
08:40 TNA Impact Wrestling star Abyss/Joseph Park
09:00 Celebrities/Hero-Worshipping
11:27 Randy Orton
12:50 Three hour Monday Night Raw
13:35 Scripted promos
15:50 WWE Superstars pitching ideas to creative
19:06 TNA Impact Wrestling: Is this end?
20:55 The fall of TNA Impact Wrestling
24:04 Dixie Carter, Stephanie McMahon
26:00 Comparing 2014 to 2001 (when ECW and WCW died)
28:50 WWE Network problems
30:30 WWE Network technical issues, PPV revenue
32:34 Lack of on-demand content
35:00 WWE Network vs. UFC Fight Pass
36:55 Retirements of Wanderlei Silva, Chael Sonnen
44:38 UFC’s treatment of fighters
45:26 Ben Askren speaking out against UFC, Dana White
46:06 UFC’s PPV and injury woes, State of UFC
50:20 Dana White a detriment to UFC?
55:35 Triple H on UFC, MMA
57:24 Ronda Rousey, State of Women’s MMA, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF 20)
01:00:20 Working at Spike TV
01:01:44 Bellator MMA: Bjorn Rebney, Scott Coker
01:08:18 Working with Road Dogg, Calling him out on Raw
01:12:36 Who’s WWE World Heavyweight Champion after WrestleMania 31? Roman Reigns vs. Dean Ambrose.
01:13:26 John Cena winning WWE Title anytime soon?
01:14:06 Billy Gunn Dolph Ziggler’s father?
01:14:22 WWE NXT: Top prospects?
01:17:25 WWE stubborn in pushing new talent, Daniel Bryan, Cena
01:19:50 Why Cena is a great worker
01:21:08 Lonely Virgil
01:21:43 El Dandy, Lucha Libre: Ultimo Guerrero vs. Atlantis
01:24:53 The Undertaker losing at WrestleMania 30 to Brock Lesnar (end of The Streak)
01:29:06 Life advice from Kevin Marshall

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